Programmable Thermostats Take Care Of Your Home’s Temperature While You Come And Go

One of the most effective ways to lower your monthly fuel bill is to buy and install a programmable thermostat. Because non-programmable thermostats are not very accurate, your home may end up hotter or cooler than it needs to be. This means that you’re spending more than you need to — and you’re less comfortable. 

Let programmable thermostats take the guesswork out of setting the temperature. Better still, you can program your system so you wake up to a warm, comfortable home on a cold morning, and come back to a pleasant temperature after work without wasting energy.

When choosing a programmable thermostat, consider the lifestyle and needs of your household:

  • If you have a fairly regular schedule, a 5+2 model might be appropriate. This lets you set one HVAC schedule over the work week, and another for the weekend.
  • If your Saturday and Sunday schedules tend to be different to each other, look for a 5+1+1 model.
  • If you have family members who may be home later or earlier on some days of the week (children in after-school activities, or adults with varying work hours, for instance), a seven-day model will allow you to set a separate schedule for each day of the week.

Other features to look out for include:

  • Backlit digital displays.
  • Phone programming/voice programming.
  • Touch-sensitive screens.
  • Hold/vacation setting.
  • Air filter change reminder indicators.
  • Malfunction indicators.
  • “Smart recovery” features that determine the time it will take to attain the required temperature and turn on the system in time to warm up/cool down.

If you have any questions regarding programmable thermostats or any other home-comfort issue, please contact us at C.R. Wolfe Heating & Air Conditioning.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Middletown, New York about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about programmable thermostats and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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